Duval County schools closing Tuesday

Hurricane Irma's eye was still south of I-4 before midnight but Jacksonville was feeling its outer bands. 

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Hurricane Irma's eye was still south of I-4 before midnight but Jacksonville was feeling its outer bands. Florida Storms

By order of Gov. Rick Scott, all public K-12 schools were closed Friday, Sept. 8, and will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11.

"We believe it is in the best interest to close schools and offices until the weather threat has subsided andallows for the safe return of our students and employees", said CCPS superintendent Morcease J. Beasley. The school district also advised everyone to make plans and complete preparations early.

Check back with macon.com for more updates on area school closings.

With deep consideration for the safety of our students and community and the time needed to recover from Hurricane Irma, Duval County Public Schools has chose to close schools on Tuesday, September 12.

St. Johns County School District told News4Jax it's monitoring the storm, and will provide updates as they become available.

The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority, and every decision is made with this in mind.

Jacksonville University said it is monitoring the situation and will announced a decision by 5 p.m. Wednesday on whether to cancel Friday classes and events.

Limestone College's extended campus locations will be closed on Monday, according to a release from the school.

Action News Jax learned Tuesday night that all DCPS football games will be moved from Friday night to Thursday night.

The same goes for Edward Waters College in Jacksonville. All scheduled programs, activities and events are canceled.

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